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Somatostatin in the Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis

  • Ulrich Leuschner
  • Karl Uberla
  • Klaus-Henning Usadel
Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)


The treatment of acute pancreatitis has markedly improved within the last 80 years. The lethality rate receded from 60% to a mean of 15–20%. However, this improvement was not due to any specific pancreatitis therapy but to intensive care measures alone.


Acute Pancreatitis Alcoholic Pancreatitis Exocrine Pancreatic Secretion Acute Experimental Pancreatitis Verum Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Leuschner
    • 1
  • Karl Uberla
    • 1
  • Klaus-Henning Usadel
    • 1
  1. 1.University HospitalMedical School of Frankfurt/MMunchen, Heidelberg/MannheimGermany

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